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9 February 2014

Daily archive · 11 posts

Stories from 9 February 2014

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Media Overblowing Extreme Right's Role in Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests

Protesters include liberals and conservatives, socialists and libertarians, nationalists and cosmopolitans, Christians, non-Christians and atheists, according to a group of scholars pushing back against the media's misrepresentation of Euromaidan.

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India's Solar Vision Promises Clean Energy And Happy Farmers

The Indian government is aiming to replace 26 million diesel-powered groundwater pumps with more efficient solar-powered irrigation models. The country also plans to build the world's largest solar power plant.

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Yemenis Demand an End to Corruption and Unfair Sales Deals

Yemenis are back on the streets demanding an end to what they claim are "unfair" liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales agreements, bleeding the country's resources.

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“I Am Alive” App Allows Lebanese to Reassure Each Other After Explosions

The Lebanese seem to have gotten so used to bombs that an app dedicated to letting your loved ones know you're alive seems inevitable.

Campaign to Demand Saudi Nationality Gender Equality

A campaign aimed at enabling the children of Saudi women to be granted the Saudi nationality is currently underway, writes Osama Khalid

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Veteran Sri Lankan Journalist Murdered in Her Home

Mel Gunasekera was the founding editor of the Lanka Business Online, an online financial news service website, and a former reporter for French news agency Agence France-Presse.

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Five of the Most Celebrated French-Language African Films

Five of the most celebrated French-language African films (award-winning or not) that have left their mark on an entire generation of movie-watchers.

Will the End of the National Dialogue Bring Peace to Yemen?

After 10 months of negotiations, the National Dialogue Conference has ended. Yemenis are wondering if it will bring a real political change and an end to violence on the ground.

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Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef is Back On Air

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's satire show is back on air on MBC Masr, after it was taken off air by CBC last year.

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Public Buses Return To Cambodia’s Capital

Phnom Penh is embarking on a one-month bus trial to convince motorbike-riding residents to use public buses. The last time buses were deployed in the capital was in 2001

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